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the founding era. the top people obviously would be thomas jefferson, john adams, washington, hamilton. those would probably be the top four. c-span: what were their relationships with women? >> guest: well, jefferson is probably the one whose relationships with women are--his are most thoroughly documented. he had a--his wife died when he was young, and he had very close relationships with his daughters, with whom he exchanged a voluminous correspondence, which is now all published. and he had a great interest in their well-being and that their education, that they married well and so on. so yeah, he's certainly someone who deserves a--you know, whose writing on this is--has--is one of the most important sources. c-span: one of the things i noted is you mentioned abigail adams, john adams' wife. and i wanted to ask you what's in the famous 'remember the ladies' to her husband--letter or what was that? >> guest: letter, yes. c-span: and why did you use that here? >> guest: well, this is a letter where she writes to john adams right at the moment of the declaration of ince. an
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